Product: Valerian Root Powder
Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Plant Family: Valerianaceae
Other Names: Garden Valerian, Garden Helitrope, Cat’s Valerian, Phu, Great Wild Valerian, Heal-All, Setwall, Setewale, Capon's Tail, St. George’s Herb, Bloody Butcher, English Valerian, Vandal Root, Herbe aux Chats, Baldrian, Amantilla & Valeriana.
Description: Valerian is an herbaceous, perennial plant native to Europe and northern Asia. It reaches a height of 1-1.5 metres; it is primarily the rhizomous roots that are used. The roots are slender, tuberous, and brownish in colour with fine yellowy rootlets. The leaves are opposite, stalk-less, and comprised of 5-15 lanceolate leaflets with serrated edges. The small 5-petaled flowers are borne in terminal clusters and are pale pink to white in colour and sweetly scented.
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SUGGESTED USEPowdered valerian root can be used as a compost activator, and used as a liquid feed in the garden. The root can also be added to sleep pillows and herbal tisanes to help relax and promote sleep naturally. Decoctions and infusions of the root powder can be added to lotions, creams and salves for the skin.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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